By Sea


S.R. 1511, off N.C. Hwy. 24
Swansboro, NC
(910) 326-4881

The seasonal passenger ferry (no cars) at Hammocks Beach State Park provides transportation from the park headquarters terminal to Bear Island. The ferry terminal is off N.C. 24, 2 miles west of Swansboro at the end of State Road 1511. If you are visiting Bear Island between Memorial Day and Labor...more about Hammocks Beach State Park Ferry

Visitors Center
Harkers Island, NC
(252) 728-7433

The National Park Service offers ferry service from Beaufort, NC, to Harkers Island, NC, through Island Express Ferry. The ferry operates seven days a week, departing in Beaufort from Town docks on Front Street and at the Visitor Center in Harkers Island. The Harkers Island Visitor Center, where there are exhibits...more about Island Express Ferry

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